RALPH FIENNES made his feature film debut as Heathcliff in
1992's Wuthering Heights. His subsequent film credits include Schindler's List,
The English Patient, The Constant Gardener, The End of the Affair, The Reader,
Quiz Show, Oscar and Lucinda, Onegin, Spider, Sunshine, Strange Days, The Hurt
Locker and Skyfall. He played Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films and M.
Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel. He recently completed production on A
Bigger Splash and Hail, Caesar!
Fiennes made his feature film directorial debut in 2011 with Coriolanus, in
which he also starred in the title role. In 2013 he directed and starred in The
His television work includes David Hare's trilogy "Page Eight", "Turks and
Caicos" and "Salting the Battlefield". He played T.E Lawrence in "A Dangerous
Man: Lawrence After Arabia" and also appeared in "Prime Suspect" and "Rev".
Fiennes' work at the National Theatre includes "Man & Superman", "Oedipus", "The
Talking Cure", "Six Characters In Search Of An Author", "Fathers And Sons" and
"Ting Tang Mine".
His extensive work at the Royal Shakespeare Company includes "Troilus &
Cressida", "King Lear", "Love's Labours Lost", Henry VI in "The Plantagenets",
"Much Ado About Nothing", "King John", "The Man Who Came To Dinner" and Ibsen's
"Brand" which later transferred to the Haymarket Theatre.
For the Almeida Theatre he has appeared as Richard II, Coriolanus, Ivanov, and
Hamlet, all under the direction of Jonathan Kent. "Hamlet" was presented at The
Hackney Empire and then The Belasco Theater on Broadway where he received the
Tony Award for Best Actor. Fiennes returned to Broadway in 2006 and received a
Tony Nomination for his role in Brian Friel's "The Faith Healer" following a run
at The Gate Theatre Dublin.
In 2016 Fiennes will play Solness in "The Master Builder" directed by Matthew
Warchus at the Old Vic theatre.
Fiennes has been the recipient of many significant awards and nominations for
his work in film and theatre. He was nominated for Academy Awards, Golden
Globes and BAFTAs for his roles in both The English Patient and Schindler's
List, winning the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the latter. He
was also nominated for BAFTAs for The End of the Affair and The Constant
Gardener. He was nominated for the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British
Writer, Director or Producer for Coriolanus. Most recently he was nominated for
a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his leading role in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Fiennes has also been honoured with the Variety Award for Film Achievement, The
Richard Harris Award by the British Independent Film Awards and The Empire Film
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